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'Making Balloons' - Oil Painting from Guatemala

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Oil Painting from Guatemala, "Making Balloons"

Calla lilies and bougainvillea bloom beneath the blue skies of autumn. Wearing... more

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Calla lilies and bougainvillea bloom beneath the blue skies of autumn. Wearing the traditional red and blue of Comalapa, women work alongside men crafting balloons while a flute and drum convey the excitement of the occasion. "The balloons of Comalapa date back to about 1940," artist Filiberto Chalí says. "A young woman suddenly took ill and died soon afterward. Her fiancée was devastated and couldn't resign himself to never communicating with his beloved again. So he made a beautiful kite that he sent skyward on November 1, All Saint's Day, in order to feel a link with her. These eventually evolved into balloons, which are sent aloft each year."

Titled "Elaboración de globos" in Spanish.

  • 0.83 kgs
  • 1.8 lbs
  • 58 cm H x 81 cm W x 1.5 cm D
  • 22.75" H x 32" W x 0.6" D

  • Oil on canvas
  • Signed by the artist
  • Arrives unframed
  • Stretched
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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This is a stunning and beautiful box. The artwork is breathtaking and the detail of each scene is amazing. A very talented and gifted artist. This box will be cherished by my family for years to come.

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